Frick Services Terminals at the Port of Indiana services the Industrial,
Agricultural, and Residential markets in Northern Indiana, Northern Illinois,
Southern Michigan and Southern Wisconsin. With 200,000 tons of Dry storage and
over 100,000 tons of Liquid storage, all serviceable by water and rail, Frick
Services provides our customers with their commodity storage and handling needs
at competitive costs.
Our customers for Dry Bulk Commodities include AMCOR, PCS, Mosaic, Cargill, Mittal,
American, Agrium US Inc. Customers for Liquid bulk commodities include Future
Environmental, Zeeland Farms, Great Lakes Chloride and Road Solutions.
The Port of Indiana, where Frick Services Terminals are located, provides multiple
transportation options to meet the logistical needs of marketers of bulk
commodities. With guaranteed seaway Depth Ocean going vessels can access the
Port of Indiana via the St. Laurence Seaway and the Great Lakes.
"Lakers" working the Great Lakes are also able to take advantage of
the water depth and bring full pay loads to the Port. Barge access to the Port
of Indiana is also available via the Mississippi/Illinois rivers system with
barges then moving across the Southern tip of Lake Michigan from Chicago. Truck
and rail transportation for the continuous movement of bulk commodities is also
efficient to the advantage of marketers of the bulk commodities and their
customers. The Port of Indiana is serviced by rail by two carriers: Norfolk
Southern direct and Indiana Harbor Belt which connects with all other class I
railroads in Chicago. The Port has easy road access to Interstate 94 which
allows connection by truck to several major metropolitan areas and a
significant agricultural production area in less than three hours.
With nearly 100 years of service to our community, Frick Service, still a family owned and
operated business, continues to search for opportunities to better service our
customers in order to keep them competitive and profitable for today and the
future. In an article from The Chesterton Tribune November 10, 1982 - A
Fertilizer Customer, Franz Jager who represented the company Trans Nitro was
quoted " We're looking at a miracle. When television and newspapers tell us
it's the end of the world, this is a positive sign of business initiative and
incentive too much lacking in today's world".
Considering the "news" of current times - this quote seems quite enlightening even today. If the wooden acres of the dry terminal were laid end to end they would cover a distance of three miles; if the plywood sheathing were so laid, it would cover more than five miles. The Dry Terminal was constructed in 91-day construction time from groundbreaking to first potash delivery in 82
Located 35 land miles and 20 nautical miles from Chicago on Lake Michigan, Burns International Harbor is one of three Indiana posts offering east access to the industrial Midwest.
LOCATION: On the south shore of Lake Michigan
HIGHWAY: Direct Access to the Indiana Toll Road and the interstate highway system
RAILROAD: Easy access to and from the port via major railroads
BARGE: Twelve-month access to the Inland Waterway System
BERTHS: Eleven modern ship berths, all in excess of controlling seaway draft. Heavy lift at Berth 10
SERVICE: Tug and towing service, heavy-lift capability, railroad switching service. Complete range of material handling equipment, waste disposal, sanitation service, security and fire protection
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